The 32-year-old actress opened up about wrapping GoT’s eighth and final season during an interview with Bazaar.com and found the most unexpected but accurate way to describe the experience. (Hint: Most females can relate on a cellular level.)
How? Well, as Clarke explains it, “Game of Thrones is probably the hardest shooting I’ll do, because it is so physical and you’re in a corset! You’ve got the physical places of where you are, the weather is so extreme, and the hours are really long and there’s so much tension in each character towards the end…You’re concentrating so hard. It’s strenuous.” That sounds unpleasant.
So, when the hit HBO series drew to a close, Clarke was, well, a little relieved. “I think ending it was just the mother of all releases,” she explained. “It was just the metaphorical undoing of the bra, except it’s like a ten-year experience.”